Smoothie King

The Smoothie King franchise is a chain of restaurants that offers smoothies and vitamins to customers that are looking for healthier options for their diet. Steve Kuhnau, the company's founder, came up with the idea for the business after doctors couldn't alleviate the symptoms of his allergies. After reading up on diet changes, he eliminated fats and started eating fresh foods. This helped him to feel better. Since he was a nurse and had experience mixing drinks, he experimented with protein drinks and Smoothie King was born. If you are looking for a franchise that helps people customers get healthier, Smoothie King is for you. 

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Smoothie King Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


The juice and smoothie industry is a billion-dollar business that is showing no signs of slowing down. In today's world, people are as health-conscious as ever. This means that they are looking for healthy options when they go out. This is where Smoothie King comes in. The business revolves around the customers and giving them delicious smoothies and vitamin supplements that will keep them coming back for more. At Smoothie King, its unique menu options are far more than just “fruit in a blender" that other franchises offer. After all, fruit, juice, yogurt, and dairy are all commodities that anyone can provide. That's why this smoothie franchise creates specialized drinks that are expertly blended for specific needs, goals, and ambitions. For healthy-lifestyle individuals and families, Smoothie King is the premium Smoothie Destination that makes it simple and pleasurable to achieve these goals.

 The brand's smoothies are made with organic veggies, more whole fruits and without artificial preservatives, flavors, colors. The brand also has a “No No List” of ingredients, which includes  Potassium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Propionates, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Propyl Gallate, Propylparaben and many more. The brand's dedicated Research & Development team members constantly test and introduce new product offerings to enhance the menu, drive traffic and sales for your business, and meet the evolving needs of today's health-conscious consumer. The brand has momentum, as well. For example. fans of the NBA can now enjoy Smoothie King at the Smoothie King Center, which helps increase brand recognition of the company globally. 

Company Details

Established: 1973
First Unit Franchised: 1988 
Franchised Units: 1,349 
Canada: No
International: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Smoothie King

In terms of training, the Smoothie King franchise offers franchisees a comprehensive training program  that comes in four phases. The first phase is an orientation at the company's headquarters in  Dallas, TX. The second phase is a mandatory, 11-day management training program that also takes place in Dallas. Upon store opening, the company will send a Store Opener to your location for at least five days to train you and the team members. Lastly,  the brand will give all franchise owners on-going support and answer all questions they have. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Smoothie King Franchise.

What does a Smoothie King Franchise Cost?

Smoothie King franchise fees for 2022:

Initial Franchise Fee $15,000 - $30,000
Initial Investment $268,900 - $858,900
Net Worth Requirement $300,000
Cash Requirement $100,000
Veteran Incentives 20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee 6%
Ad Royalty Fee 3%
Term of Agreement 10 years

Is Smoothie King a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Smoothie King is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Smoothie King a Home Based franchise?

No. Smoothie King is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Smoothie King Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Smoothie King franchisees make. Smoothie King offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Smoothie King Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Smoothie King franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Smoothie King Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Smoothie King franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Smoothie King Franchises for Sale

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